volunteers bring you 19 recordings of A Parting Guest by James Whitcomb Riley.
This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 15, 2011.
James Whitcomb Riley was an American writer, poet, and best selling author. During his lifetime he was known as the Hoosier Poet and Children's Poet for his dialect works and his children's poetry respectively. His poems tended to be humorous or sentimental, and of the approximately one thousand poems that Riley authored, over half are in dialect. His famous works include "Little Orphant Annie" and "The Raggedy Man". (summary from Wkipedia)
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